February 26

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 26/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Tre Jones (SA) (PG) – $3,600

  • Since starting the second half of the NBA season, our optimizer has crushed 2 in a row on both sites. Let’s continue by starting with Tre Jones. Earlier today, most of the Spurs starters were ruled out which opens up a ton of value from their roster. I am looking at Tre Jones and Devin Vassell. Regards to Jones, he is a solid player when given minutes, just like his older brother Tyus. There’s not much to say here other than that the Spurs value will be chalk and will be hard to fade in cash games.

Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $11,500

  • Jokic should not be under 12k in my opinion so seeing him at 11.5k always makes him a first look. On top of his price tag, he plays the Kings again who are just awful in almost every defensive category. He and the Nuggets just played them 2 days ago where Jokic dropped an easy 65.9 FD points. There’s no reason that he can’t do it again today and I expect him to dominate once again.

Jarrett Allen (CLE) (C/PF) – $6,800

  • Allen has definitely been underperforming in his last few games but his price tag looks appealing, especially since he is PF eligible which is quite odd. This will give us flexibility with our roster construction as we can play the Joker and the Fro so jump on this opportunity as Allen has averaged over 1 fp / min this season.


Tre Jones (SAS) (PG) – $3,000

  • Lock on both sites.

Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $12,000

  • Lock on both sites.

Brandon Goodwin (CLE) (PG) – $4,200

  • Goodwin has a much better price tag on DK for 4.2k compared to 5.2k on FD. However I plan on playing him on both sites due to the fact that Garland and Rondo are both out. Goodwin is the only point guard and he is a pretty decent player when given the opportunity. I should mention, as of now, all of my DK core plays are locks.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Brandon Goodwin (CLE) (PG) – $5,400
  • Khris Middleton (MIL) (SF/SG) – $7,200


  • Devin Vassell (SAS) (SG/SF) – $5,100

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Rajon Rondough

About the author

Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.